Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery - eNewsletter
view email as web page
Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery November 2021 Newsletter
mtstateoms.com Forward to a Friend   Submit Question
   
At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our doctors and staff commit to providing every patient with attentive and compassionate care. Everyone deserves a happy and healthy smile! Call or schedule your appointment online today.
    Forward to a Friend   Submit Question
How Do You Know You Need Oral Surgery?
Woman with mouth pain clutching jaw
There are some symptoms you may have that clearly indicate you need oral surgery. An example is if you are feeling extreme pain in your jaw, teeth, and gums to a point that you cannot sleep or eat. This is enough to show it is the time that you visit an oral surgeon. You also know you need to opt for oral surgery when you have bleeding gums or have visible damage to your teeth. You should plan to have oral surgery before your dental health worsens. There is no reason to remain in pain and uncomfortable.

Nonetheless, some signs may not be evident compared to other symptoms. Therefore, routine appointments ensure you do not have to wait until your dental health gets out of hand before you have it treated. A loose tooth is an indication that you need to visit an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon should have a look at your bone density to note whether you qualify for a dental implant or dentures. Having impacted teeth are signs that you should plan the removal of your wisdom teeth because the persistent pain, swelling, and fever will lead to an infection growth in that area.

Other signs that showcase you need to visit an oral surgeon include having sleeping or breathing concerns. Sleep apnea is among the oral issues connected to sleeping and breathing problems. Oral surgery may ensure you sleep well after the removal of some soft tissues from your oropharynx. Lastly, if you have facial infections and/or swelling, you may need to visit an oral surgeon to note the root cause of the infection before it morphs into something more serious and life-threatening.

If you have any of these issues, please contact our office for immediate assistance!

A Localized Gum Infection as a Complication of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth
If one or more of the last molars do not erupt, you may experience a number of problems. The most frequent dental problem we see in people with impacted wisdom teeth is a localized gum infection. This condition is also known as pericoronitis. Without adequate room for the molar tooth to fully erupt, your gum tissue may become irritated, often resulting in an infection. If the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom tooth has an infection, it will cause pain, swelling, and other issues like difficulties in chewing and swallowing. Impacted wisdom teeth need to be extracted before full development of their root structure. Visit our oral surgeon team to examine the condition of your molars and see if you have an impacted tooth.


Botox
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is FDA approved, as well as a safe and effective treatment. While considered safe, there are some risks that are associated with treatment. Risks include muscle drooping, muscle freezing, and asymmetry. Less common, though more serious risks, include difficulty breathing, swallowing, and speaking. We are highly experienced in the use of Botox, and take all steps to minimize these risks.

How Long Does Botox Last?
While effective, Botox is not a permanent treatment. Over time, the effects fade and the nerve signals are restored, enabling the target muscles to contract once more. This can lead to the formation of wrinkles and lines once again. Results typically last three to four months, and periodic retreatments can help these results last.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox, we can help. Give us a today for more information and to schedule your consultation.



At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our doctors and staff commit to providing every patient with attentive and compassionate care. Everyone deserves a happy and healthy smile! Call or schedule your appointment online today.



Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery | mtstateoms.com | 304-345-1092
Main practice Address: 1215 Virginia St. E, Charleston, WV 255301



 

 

 
Forward to a Friend
Submit Question
Unsubscribe from future emails
Add yourself to the email list
Update your information